Making a new lawn is relatively simple, as long as you follow a few easy rules that are required. Omitting even one of them might lead to an unsatisfactory result, which is difficult to improve later on.
The manual instructions we are about to provide, valid for lawns of any size, are based on expanses of up to 500 square metres. For larger areas of land, it’s a good idea to use garden machinery to make the work easier.
To create a lawn, the initial preparation of the soil involves various steps, depending on the content of the soil.
First and foremost, for all types of this grass you need to carefully remove roots, stones, weeds, debris and other types of waste.
How to make it beautiful: the choice of seeds is fundamental. It’s important to assess the climate, soil type, the availability of water, the amount of trampling and the surroundings. Each variety requires a different maintenance schedule.
Many types of seeds are available for lawns. To create a lush and splendid lawn, we recommend sowing several different grasses together.
You should water it frequently, but not excessively. Several times a day so that the soil is constantly moist. The aim is to achieve germination, which usually occurs between seven and ten days after sowing. Continue watering until the lawn reaches a height of about 10 cm.
At this point, it can be considered ‘mature’ and so you can proceed with the first cut and then fertilise again in order to replenish the organic and nutritional substances that may be lost due to frequent watering.
Maintenance of an English lawn involves watering, fertilising and mowing. Watering, in particular, must be frequent and deep. If watering by hand, this should be done on a daily basis. However, if the lawn is too large, this can be very tiring. For large areas, an automatic sprinkler system can be added, which will provide the lawn with large quantities of water twice a week. Water is essential for an English lawn, as grasses are highly sensitive to sunlight and drought. When watering, it’s necessary for the water to go deep down to ensure the growth and nourishment of the roots. If water is only distributed on the surface, there’s a risk of roots developing in the upper part of the soil and drying out in the sun. An English lawn needs good fertilisation on a regular (annual) basis, using liquid fertilisers added to water. The first fertilisation operation should be carried out after the first cut, with a good nitrogen-based fertiliser: a substance that stimulates growth and the colouring of green grass. Lastly, aerating the lawn is another essential step towards the best maintenance of an English lawn.